Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie!

The Daily Post @ WordPress.com weekly photo challenge is Eerie!  What a great theme coming off of Halloween.  Here is a photo of the ‘Sis, with some cool textures added.  It looks a little eerie, with her desaturated skin, the texture of the background and flowers.

I hope you like it!

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Chicken Soup with Rice and Pico!

I thought I’d share a little staple in Mum’s cooking rotation.  Chicken Soup.  Its good for the soul, good for the tummy, and good for the budget!  Now this isn’t some dinky chicken soup, this soup is loaded with layers of goodness.

serve over rice with pico and french bread!!

serve over rice with pico and french bread!!

Ingredients:

Soup:

Carrots and Zucchini

Carrots and Zucchini

Potato and Onion

Potato and Onion

Chicken Legs/drumsticks (or whatever you have in the freezer)
Chicken Stock (Mum uses homemade from the organic chicken she gets at the farmers market)
Onion
Potato
Carrots
Zucchini

Rice:

Rice Ingredients

Rice Ingredients

Knorr seasoning

Knorr seasoning

Rice (white)
Frozen Peas and Carrots (found at walmart, great value brand)
Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor

Butter
Bread

Pico:

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Ingredientes

Pico de Gallo Ingredientes

Pico de Gallo ingredients

Pico de Gallo ingredients

Jalapeño Optional

Jalapeño Optional

Tomatoes
Onion
Jalapeño Pepper
Lime
Cilantro
Black Pepper
Salt
Garlic Salt
What I usually do:

SOUP:

1. Boil the chicken parts for about 20 minutes in chicken stock and some water, salt and pepper.
2. Take out Chicken
3. Bring stock to boil, add potatoes and carrots
4. Boil for 10 minutes
5. Add Zucchini and Onion
6. Boil for another 10 minutes
7. Add chicken back in and keep on low

For the RICE:

1. Heat up a little butter
2. Fry the rice for about 3 minutes or so
3. Add the Knorr Spice
4. Add the peas and carrots
5. Cook Rice per directions on bag/box

For the PICO:

I use this chopper thingy my grandma gave me, It makes the pieces all the same size and pretty but it isn’t needed.

1.  Cut tomatoes, onion, and jalapeño.
2.  Mix together
3.  Squeeze juice of lime
4.  Add a bit of pepper
5.  Add some salt
6.  Add some garlic power
7. Add Cilantro.

Then you have yummy noms soup that is so good and gets even better the next day!  I usually make double the rice and then have fried rice with egg in the morning or for lunch the next day!!  so good!

Barktoberfest! Pensacola, FL

A few weekends ago, mum took me to an event downtown called Barktoberfest!  It was really fun!  We got there around 11am, and aside from parking, everything was really smooth.  We had to park a few blocks away but the weather was lovely and the walk through the streets of our wonderful downtown was refreshing.  The event was geared towards dogs and owners alike.  There were many booths set up to sample products, get information, and learn about other doggie things to do around Pensacola.  Petsmart, Cain’s Dog House, and the Humane society all had fantastic booths with goodies and samples and coupons.

There was a mixed breed small dog race that unfortunately since mum didn’t have any cash (it was a $5 donation to register) all I could do was watch but boy was it super fun.  Some dogs just sat there and looked at their mums like ok and,….. oh its time to run, ok, while others busted out of the gate like a bullet!  Some ran half way and then decided to turn around and go the other way!  so fun.

There was also a sample show pen.  We tried it out.  At each number you had to do a certain trick or walk.  My favorite was weaving through the cones.  So easy!

They had a few events such as the owner/dog look alike contest as well as a costume contest.  There were some yorkies that really went all out.  They were seated upon a table decorated like an underwater setting.  Too cool!  There was also a pink poodle.  HAWT!  Let me tell you!

There were also some human treat trucks.  I believe mum and the kids had pizza from Papa Johns and some shaved ice.  I would highly recommend going to this event if you are in the area in 2014.  I really hope to see it again next year.

Walking Downtown

Walking Downtown

Walking downtown

Walking downtown with Mum and my sister

Pink Laberdoodle

Pink Laberdoodle

The Show Dog Pen

The Show Dog Pen

All finished!!

All finished!!

 

Small Mixed Breed Races

Small Mixed Breed Races

Seville's Fire Truck

Seville’s Fire Truck

Mum's so funny!

Mum’s so funny!

My sister, brother and I

My sister, brother and I

My sister, brother and I in Seville's Fire Truck

My sister, brother and I in Seville’s Fire Truck

My brother and I in Seville's Fire Truck

My brother and I in Seville’s Fire Truck

Seville's Fire Truck

Seville’s Fire Truck